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Ampulla of Vater


Paneth cell carcinoma

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 11 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Rare
● Excluding neoplasms, paneth cells usually are limited to lining epithelium of small intestine, appendix and proximal colon

Case reports

● 64 year old man with virtually all neoplastic cells resembling Paneth cells (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2004;128:908)

Micro images

Various images

Positive stains (granules)

● Lysozyme, PAS (weak)

End of Ampulla of Vater > Carcinoma > Paneth cell carcinoma

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